Tanjung Puting is one of the natural wonders of the world. You may not believe this after you have been there only two days or three days, but after the fourth or fifth day something happens.
It was an experience in itself that involved walking down a highway outside of Jakarta, getting a free taxi ride, and a tiny airplane. The park was originally designated as a game reserve in Nonetheless, it does remain wild and natural.
The park consists of over square miles of area including the rivers that weave their way through the park before flowing into the Java Sea.
Tanjung Puting is filled to the brim with wildlife, including multiple species of monkeys, gators, and a multitude of birds. It is most well known, however, for its Orangutans, made famous by a rehabilitation center at Camp Leakey.
The orangutans, displaced mostly by the palm oil expansion through deforestationare nursed back to health and taught how to function as wild Orangs, before they are gradually re-released into the wild. This guide typically includes a boat the only real way to explore the park.
There are a multitude of services online that offer tours of the park for varying lengths of time. We were set to meet them at the airport and go from there.
Our boat was a traditional Indonesian boat similar to the boat we took in Flores to Komodo National Park, just a bit bigger. The bathroom was a flush toilet on the first floor— where the contents are flushed to is another story and a another mystery for another day.
We met our crew and spoke with the tour operator- a woman and her husband run the business. Our tour guide for the trip was a young guy, maybe He showed us around helped us get comfortable. Tanjung Puting Tanjung Puting National Park For the next 3 days, we were immersed in the park and all it had to offer.
Our tour guide talked to us about the difficulties of finding jobs in the local economy; trying to choose between acting as a tour guide in the part few jobs versus perhaps getting a better paying job in one of the palm oil plantations that were encroaching on the park. He worked at Camp Leakey, rehabilitating Orangs… bottle feeding them, rocking them, teaching them to look for food, and eventually helping to release them into the forest.
Once Orangs are released, they work their way from platform station to platform station… working their way deeper into the forest. We spent our days traveling to three platforms.
The boat would dock and we would hike into the woods where some make-shift wooden benches were set-up for viewers.
There were quite a few boats out on the river during our time in the park, but we never felt crowded. We were in our little oasis, taking pictures of monkeys and trees and birds.
The forest was HOT. We were sweaty after only short hikes out to the platforms. We waited with baited breath while the park rangers brought out bananas and coconuts and called for the Orangs. As a part of the rehabilitation process, the Orangs are given varying amounts of food to help supplement their normal wild foraging.
We held our breaths while Orang after Orang- moms, babies, and dads came out of nowhere.Tanjung Puting is one of most visited national park in Indonesia. This article provides how to visit Tanjung Puting National Park in Borneo.
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